Ed Hawley

April 15, 1964 ‒ July 08, 2016

Marengo, Ohio

Ed Hawley, age 52, of Marengo died Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with colon and liver cancer that lasted over two years.

He was born on April 15, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of the late Albert and Verlene (Taylor) Hawley.

Ed was a graduate of North College Hill High school in Cincinnati in the class of 1984.  He drove truck for S.W.A.C.O. operating as a recycling specialist.

On June 24, 1988 he met Tina Marie Catalogna.  They were married exactly six years later at the party house at the apartment complex in Columbus where they lived.  Within a year they decided to move to Marengo where they have been ever since.

He was a huge sports fan and loved his Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes, and Blue Jackets.  He also liked golfing as well.

If you knew Ed, you know he loved his home and property in Marengo.  In fact, you may have heard him say, “it’s all good in the Hawley Hood” or more recently, “Happy Hawley Hacienda”.  He’d grow vegetables there as well as raise chickens.  Tina just bought him a drone which he’d fly around the property at times tormenting his paranoid friend and neighbor.

One unique aspect of Ed’s life where the amount of women that hung around the house.  Tina referred to their friends as “Wingmen”, “The Posse”, or the “Surrogate Wives”.  Regardless of the term used to describe them Tina and Ed were very grateful for Gena, Carmen, Rita, Heidi, and Georgia for their support through this difficult time.

You cannot tell Ed’s story without mentioning how much of a badass he was throughout his battle with cancer.  He endured 22 surgeries over the course of 2 years and continued to live life as though he was not sick and that a cure was right around the corner.  Hell, he added a bedroom and a bathroom in their basement while wearing a chemo pump.  He was not willing to give up hope because he wanted to be there for his family.  He leaves behind a legacy of strength and courage that Tina, Michael, and Denver can draw on for years to come.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Tina; their two children Michael (Chelsia) and Denver; granddaughter seven month old Ayva Nichole; siblings Charlie (Irene), Art (Sue), Bev (Dale), and Dennis (Terry); and his father and mother-in-law Michael and Judy Catalogna.

At Ed’s request cremation will take place and a celebration of His Life will be held at their home on August 27th, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Ed’s name to his friend, Pelotonia rider, Margo Noreen, Rider #MN0002 at www.pelotonia.org

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Ed’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

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  • I did not know Ed very well but felt his spirit on first meeting. He fought courageously and passionately. He will be missed. He is now RWG (resting with GOD). Safe travels my friend.

  • Ed,

    You were one hell of a balloon animal maker at the Pelotonia Bowl-a-thon. Your efforts, courage, love and laughter will be missed!

  • Ed was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. I am thankful to have known him even if only for a brief time on this earth. As you grieve the loss of his presence, I hope you also able to take comfort in the many good times and memories you shared with him, as I know he would want you to do! Rest in peace, dear Ed.

  • I met Ed a few times, but my favorite time with him was when we cooked the spaghetti dinner for the Highland Soccer Team. His spaghetti was GREAT and his attitude and strength will always stay with me. He was so positive and was a lot of fun to be around. I could tell he was hurting but he didn’t complain…he said he was doing what he loved. I’m sending good thoughts and prayers to his family. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  • Wow…I knew he had many surgeries….he certainly showed his bravery and toughness. All the Hawley’s are built tough! Proud to call him my uncle! I will miss him dearly. He was the funniest story teller. Until we meet again, Eddie. Love you!

  • I love you and miss you already my dearly beloved substitute husband. You took great care of my best friend, Tina. I’m glad you are no longer in pain my friend. Look over us all. And shoot a game of pool with my Dad, he might win, but I know you are both in the same place.

  • Walter Arnold – I had the honor to knowEd my whole life, hI’m and his wife were there for my birth. I’ve never met my father but I’ve have many man who have tried to be that for me. Ed was one of the top ones who has help me become the man I am today. I do think that he is a badass for fighting it that long. It is always sad when a good person dies from something that is weaker then them. I am here for Tina, Denver, and Mitch they will always be my second family. I love u all always.

  • Tina so sorry for your loss my prayer is tha you find strength in our savior GOD bless you and your family

  • Eddie, such a good man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Friend. You have always been a man of love to everyone. You took what time you had on this earth to live, laugh and love. You took time to enjoy what the Earth had to offer. You loved home, family, flowers, animals and so much more. The Earth lost someone who wants us to love each other and take care of one another. I love and miss you.

  • We are so very sorry to hear about Ed’s passing, he sure battled hard these past couple of years. Although we didn’t get the opportunity to see him often, your family was always and still continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to you from Florida, with much love from the Ream family, Joe, Cherrise, Josh, and Caitlyn

  • I knew Ed from many years ago as I was Tina’s roommate when she met Ed. I remember many fun times and what a great cook Ed was. I also remember he told me ” a person needs a good set of stainless steel bowls” of which I still have today! Tina, please take care. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Very sorry to hear about Ed. I know Ed and Tina a long time ago, they were always great fun to visit. Please take care Tina, thinking of you.

  • Tina, Denver & Mitch,
    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I am praying for comfort you all!

  • So sorry to hear about Ed. He was a great person and we enjoyed the days of baseball with him and the family. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Tina, I’m so very sorry to hear about Ed’s journey over the past two years. I’m praying strength and peace for you and Denver and Michael. It sounds like you’ve had a rough two years. Thank God for your indominable spirit. I plan to come to his August memorial. Sympathy, love and prayers!

  • Tina and family,
    Very sorry to hear the news regarding the loss of Ed. May God provide you the comfort and strength needed in the upcoming days and nights. Our prayers will include your family. Take care.

  • Tina, Denver, Mitch and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Hope you find peace in knowing he is resting easy and pain free now. He will watch over you all. Ed was an amazing man. Always made me laugh. Tiff surely misses him. My deepest sympathy.

  • Tina, I send my sincere condolences to you and your family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. I had no idea he was ill. Guess it has been way too long since we chatted. If you need anything, my number is still the same, call me.–Becky